METROPOLIS, IL (KTVI)-- The home of Superman is the community of Metropolis, Illinois and every year the town gets together to honor their superhero.
But this year, the festival had a special meaning.
Bruce Mohrhard has been a fan of the man of steel most his life.
It made sense the St. Louisian and comic book fan would make the three hour trek to tiny Metropolis, Illinois.
This is the 35th year for the three day celebration to see the man of steel or even a king of the ring.
And for grown ups and those who've never grown up, this supersized visitor from another planet is expected to bring 30,000 people to town.